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Disabled Persons

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) on 30 January, what measures his Department is taking to find the 33,113 jobs needed to reduce the unemployment rate amongst registered disabled people to the general level of unemployment.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if, in view of the increased costs of motoring and public transport which are causing severe mobility problems for many disabled people, he has any plans to extend to other areas the free transport scheme operated by Coventry social services department and financed by the Manpower Services Commission.